I may be the outlier here but I did not enjoy my visit. The place was incredibly small and loud. Their own beer on tap was 100% IPAs with nothing else available. The food was overpriced and not good. The only thing I remember liking was the service.
The ambiance is definitely no frills but I kinda dig it in a neighborhood bar type of way. Service was very good and attentive. They didn't mind answering questions even as they were very busy. Only 4 NG beers on tap when I visited but they had lots of interesting guest taps. Good value, even for St. Louis which is usually pretty cheap. I liked this place even though I found their beer to be substandard. I will definitely be back; I'll just have guest taps.
Narrow Gauge is making fantastic hoppy brews, and Cugino’s has the food to back it up (get the meatballs!). Service, atmosphere, and value are good too. I’ve made it a must-stop (along with Side Project) every time I’m in St. Louis.
Kind of a ways out, but, thanks to the STL crew for insisting I come to this place. Hung out here with vyvvy which was awesome. Large place, family style Italian restaurant vibe, which is precisely what it is. Food was meh. Service was brusque but friendly. Prices were okay. I got a flight of four beers that pretty much looked exactly the same. That being said, the beers here seem to be hop-forward, but the ones I tried were unique, tasty and well made. Guest taps looked nice too. Overall a nice stop.
I finally made it by here over Thanksgiving weekend, 2016. I had to try the new Narrow Gauge stuff. The place is deceptively large, with a bar-restaurant side and a smaller bar side. It has Narrow Gauge stuff on tap exclusively, as it’s brewed in house. Three were on when I visited. They also had dozens of other beers on tap, most of them local or at least Missouri-brewed. The atmosphere reminds me of tons of other local bar and grill type restaurants - low lit, very casual, TVs with sports, most light coming from the windows. The food is good; we just had a couple small bites but I’ll try to make a meal of it next time. The service was friendly. This place was already a nice beer destination in an underserved area, but now that NGBC is the house brewery, it’s a must-visit.
Located in a small strip mall on N. Lindbergh in Florissant. Not a fancy place but a comfortable local neighborhood sports bar. There is large selection of beer taps to choose from. They also serve Narrow Gauge Beers, brewed in the basement. Their beers tend to lean towards IPAs.The servers are very knowledgeable. Worth checking out if you are in the North County area.
We have been here a few times and have always liked it. They have two separate sides to the venue, the left is a sports bar and on the right is an Italian restaurant. When with my wife we sit on the quieter Italian side. But when without her I sit in the rowdier sports bar side. Their tap list is one of the best in the area. And now they have added their own Narrow Gauge Brewing that is located in the basement. We stopped in a day or so after the brewery opening and were beyond impressed with the Narrow Gauge beers. That is particularly true of the IPAs. Service knows their stuff. Parking is usually a problem because we tend to go just after the 6 PM rush crowd has already arrived. Cuginos is a fun sports bar with an amazing tap list, a quality Italian restaurant, and now a brewer who knows his stuff. I feel like I should score this higher. If you are in the area make this a stop!
ive been coming here 30+ years. Each time I’ve come, the shift in quality has changed from food towards beer. That said, the beer is now amazing, and the food is no longer such. This may be the best beer bar in St. Louis....despite how many times I’ve gone to iTap, I am always more impressed with Cuginos. Three Kings cellar list is half of Cuginos normal list. (and Cuginos has a cellar list)...I just had a Founders kentucky breakfast stout and Deschutes XXIV....this isnt uncommon!!
Terminus (367) St. Louis, Missouri | May 29, 2013| Updated June 29, 2014
Cool little place in north Florissant, not where something like this would be you would think. about 50 taps, mostly locals and midwest micros. I hear the food is good, but i had none on this visit. I would like to do a session here sometime, i only had 2 beers on this visit. Crowd is mostly younger locals from the area, sort of a "friends" kind of bar it seems.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | February 14, 2013| Updated February 15, 2013
Cugino’s is a very pleasant surprise in a strip mall type setting along North Lindbergh in Florissant. The food is what would be expected in this blue collar neighborhood setting...cheap and plentiful. They have 16 inch one topping
pizzas for five bucks during happy hour during the week. The beer selection is very good, and you, as a consumer, has the extra added benefit of choice beers staying on tap a lot longer than in high traffic destinations. I enjoyed a Bourbon County Stout and a Black Butte Porter XXIV Anniversary, with the confidence that I could return today and have another of each, when both beers would be sold out in minutes at my normal haunts.
The clientele at Cugino’s trend heavily to the Bud Light crowd, but they are very friendly, and do not practice any reverse snobbism against beer lovers. Service is very friendly as well. Recommended.